|Harvard Business School, MBA||1994|
|Syracuse University, M.S.||1992|
|Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|Clarkson University, B.S.||1989|
John Zdanowski is serial entrepreneur with experience growing companies from early stage startups to over $100 million in revenue.
John has led or arranged 16 acquisitions, one IPO, dozens of venture capital, private equity and debt transactions for companies he either founded or joined as CFO.
John was the CFO of Second Life as it grew from $10m to $80m and generated tens of millions of dollars of free cash flow from the sale of virtual land and virtual currency.
Prior to Second Life, John was the CFO of HouseValues as it grew from $20m to $100m in revenue. John led the $94m IPO of HouseValues in 2004.
Prior to HouseValues, Zdanowski co-founded Affinity Internet, Inc. raising more than $60 million from investors include JP Morgan and Columbia Capital to build a highly profitable Web hosting company serving more than 200,000 small- and medium-sized businesses. Affinity was sold to Hostway in 2007.
Zdanowski holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University.